GMAT Eligibility

GMAC, owner and administrator of the GMAT, publishes ‘The GMAT handbook’, which is a comprehensive guide about the GMAT. Test takers have to agree to terms and conditions stated in the handbook prior to registration for the exam. The handbook covers a range of valuable and important information regarding the GMAT such as rights and responsibilities of test takers, registration and scheduling instructions, fees policies, and procedures.

Important GMAT information for test takers:

  • Registration on is required to book a test date
  • Registration details are usually confirmed within 2 days after which a GMAT appointment can be booked.
  • The first name, last name and date of birth given at the time of registration has to match with the identification proof presented by the test taker on the day of the test.
  • In India the only identification proof accepted at a GMAT test center proof is a valid passport.
  • Unless the passport is valid on the day of the test the test taker will not be allowed to take the GMAT
  • While the minimum age to take the GMAT is 18 years, if a test taker is between 13 and 17 years old, he must get an authorization from a parent or legal guardian to take the GMAT
  • The GMAT cannot be taken more than five times within a rolling 12- month period
  • Test takers must wait at least 16 days after they have taken the GMAT before they can retake the test
  • A perfect score of 800 means no more GMAT attempts for the next five years

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